CITISIM project. Abstract & Main Objective

Lately, the introduction of ICT technologies in our daily tasks has opened up new pathways of cooperation and organization. Our society is evolving towards a new digital era in which citizens will become more and more connected to their surrounding environment. Cities are the core of our society and so they will need to embrace and support this evolution of their citizens. As a consequence of this process and thanks to new technological improvements, a considerable number of research projects and laboratory pilots have been deployed to study how to deal with problems such as traffic, pollution, mobility, energy consumption, etc. A complete digital ecosystem is growing within the smart city concept which has an estimated market worth of $1,134.84 billion by 2019. However, along with the variety of services, technologies and protocols being utilized in smart cities, service development and service deployment in the context of smart city monitoring and control is likely to be problematic for companies, city councils and citizens. The absence of a common platform with advanced services and tools for the smart city is hindering the effective development of the associated ecosystem. This type of ICT platform, also called the e-infrastructure, will be as important a regulator for the future development of cities as energy infrastructure and transport infrastructure have been in past decades.

CitiSim´s project main objective is devoted to the design and implementation of a new generation platform for the smart city ecosystem. This platform will provide a powerful monitoring and control infrastructure to enable planners to make critical management decisions on tactical and strategic levels based on the knowledge provided by the specific platform developed. For a natural interaction and better understanding of the events that happen in the city, 3D visualization techniques as augmented and virtual reality will be explored. CitiSim will provide service developers with a set of services, standards and tools for the development of applications for the smart city.

PROJECT TITLE – Smart City 3D Simulation and Monitoring Platform

ACRONYM – Citisim

Project ID: PN-III-P3-3.5-EUK-2016-0043

Contract: 58/14.06.2017

Project partners:

  • Spain:Abalia, Answare, Profevelop, Taiger, UCLM;
  • Romania:ALTFACTOR, BEIA Consult International.

Deposit code: PN-III-P3-3.5-EUK-2016-0043

Contract number: 58/14.06.2017

The total value of the budget: 2.099.880,00 Lei

The total value of the contract:  3.071.650,00 Lei

The total value of the co-founding:  971.770,00Lei

The start date of the contract: 14/06/2017

The end date of the contract: 31/12/2019 [31/12/2020 End date of the project]

Contract duration –  31 months

Project duration –  43 months

Coordinator: SC Altfactor SRL

Project manager (coordinator): Dr. Eng. Carmen Catalina Rusu (, 7th Portului St., 800032, Galați, Romania, Tel: +40 752 275 497, Fax: +40 236 407 030)

Project Director (partner): Dr. Eng. George Suciu (, 16 Peroni St., Bucharest, Romania, Tel: +40374104901, Fax: +40213323006)

Project leader: Carlos Jiménez [Abalia]

Project financed by UEFISCDI through the P3 – European and International Cooperation Program

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Citisim – RO

Project’s Phases and Activities

Phase I – Analysis of context and user requirements, Definition of techniques for cognitive monitoring

Activity 1.1 – Analysis of the context and current state of technology

Activity 1.2 – Design of basic services

Activity 1.3 – Analysis of functional and non-functional requirements

Activity 1.4 – Model development for installing software code on objects

Activity 1.5 – Definition of the interfaces and design of the platform architecture

End date – 29.12.2017 / Status – ended

Phase II – Simulation Design

Activity 2.1 – Defining simulation models and services

Activity 2.2 – Design and validation of simulation models

Activity 2.3 – Elaboration, integration and experimentation of simulation services

End date – 30.06.2018 / Status – ended

Phase III – Intelligent service design

Activity 3.1 – Definition of a common framework

Activity 3.2 – Design and development of services

Activity 3.3 – Integration and validation of services

End date – 30.11.2018 / Status – ended

Phase IV – Developing urban models and 3D visualization

Activity 4.1 – Generation of urban models and define 3D viewing

Activity 4.2 – Developing the intelligent urban models as services and data fusion

End date – 30.06.2019

Status – ended

Phase V – Final prototype validation

Activity 5.1 – Defining requirements for reference architecture

Activity 5.2 – Integration of Services for the Demonstrator

Activity 5.3 – Demonstration of the solution and final evaluation

Activity 5.4 – Identifying and protecting intellectual property rights

Activity 5.5 – Dissemination of results

End date – 31.12.2019

Status – ongoing

Phase VI – Reporting of economic effects

End date – 31.12.2020

Status – planned

Phase VII – Reporting of economic effects

End date – 31.12.2020

Status – planned

Phase  VIII – Reporting of economic effects

End date – 31.12.2021

Status – planned



This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CCCDI – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P3-3.5-EUK-2016-0043 / ………….